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Aston Martin DB4GT in 1/24


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#1 Matt Bacon

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:53 AM

This started life as the later Airfix Aston Martin DB5, which is actually the Doyusha kit that is also available in a James Bond version with all the spy gadgets. I chopped 5mm out of the roof and doors and revised the bonnet air scoop to the more aggressive style of DB4GT. I also replaced the grille with mesh for the historic racer look. It's a bit of a hybrid between a period version and a modern historic racer (I didn't want to build a roll cage, and back in the day they didn't even have seat belts!)


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...and a couple with a DB5 in James Bond guise
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You can see how much shorter the DB4 is, and the longer bonnet intake.

and finally, with its greatest track rival (which won most of the time, due to a rather lighter and handier chassis... and perhaps being driven by Stirling Moss rather than Innes Ireland...)

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#2 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:30 AM

Very nice triplett of classic race/street cars there. Good job!

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:23 PM

Fantastic vintage Aston. It also looks really good with it's contemporaries. Great job, Matt!

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:17 PM

Absolutely incredible build, as always from your bench. I like the over all look, everything looks very good-paintjob, details, wheels etc... Good job. B)

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:49 PM

Very sharp...

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:08 AM

Nicely done, good stuff ;)

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:26 AM

Another classic build, Good stuff Matt.